Darkness descends

Mirrors and reflections,
guilt and deflections,
someone show me the way out!

Through counselors and theories,
wrong ways and worries,
God patiently waits!

Do I cry in vain?
Lord, do you hear me?
Why should you listen,
anger hides in my heart!
You minister to me,
through friends and their blogs,
talking of seeing ourselves.
“Look in the mirror,
you are beautiful, dear,
do not hide beneath your sorrow!
Did I not promise you
along time ago
to restore all that has been taken?
Have you lost all faith
and belief in My power?
Did I not promise
to move the mountains
and give fresh water?
Water that never ceases.
I am the way, the truth and the life.”

Stop running,
and cling,
to the fountain of life
that refreshes
and renews and revives!
Can I not see
all that I am meant to be
today, tomorrow and forever?

Holy Peace,

jeannelizabeth©

the unknown does not shadow the peace

surgery
scheduled
tomorrow

staff
scurrying
today

results
forthcoming
soon

cancer?
treatment!
hope!

rest
weary
soul

His
hand
reaches

Are you facing the unknown in sickness? I am. Let us walk the journey together. Grateful for those in the healthcare field. Grateful for those willing to share this journey. We are not alone, but have a Father in Heaven who cares deeply for us, as well as fellow pilgrims, the hands and feet of Christ. I BELIEVE!

The following is taken from http://www.strengthfortoughtimes.com/Trusting.html

We can also get to know God better by spending time in  prayer and worship. The Bible says,

“Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing  by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known  unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep  your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

Notice that the peace comes when we give things to God  in prayer. It does not wait for how He answers our prayers. It does not depend  on the outcome. The peace comes when we put the situation into God’s hands. The  Bible says that we should cast all our cares (concerns) on God because he cares  (loves and takes care of) us. (1 Peter 5:7)

Feed my Sheep

Who are those that have gone before us, that lived deep in the Word of G-d,  that can teach us today? For encouragement, admonishment and friendship, as well as understanding how we should live as Christians, the first American theologian we will examine is Francis Schaeffer.

Born January 30, 1912, Schaeffer went on to graduate from Faith Theological Seminary in 1937, moving to Switzerland in 1948 and starting L’abri in 1955. L’abri (a french term for shelter) is Schaeffer’s lasting influence. The L’abri movement spread throughout Europe and the United States, and even today, many seek shelter from this world in community. Francis Schaeffer, and his wife Edith, have also left us with numerous written works that outline their theology and philosophy of life. Their conclusion is that Christianity is the highest understanding man can comprehend, of our purpose as people.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
(NIV, 1984).

Is that not a lovely thought! Imagine allowing God to mold us from the broken vessel we were before we accepted Jesus as our Savior. YOU can be made into an instrument, capable of doing His work He had prepared for you to do, even while you were unborn. How special we really are Christians! Claim that for yourself today.

I pray that you find shelter under the Almighty’s wings so that you can dig into His Word. Soak it up! Write it on the palm of your hands! Let it mold and melt into you! I pray for the Holy Spirit to create a new creature of you, capable of understanding, hearing and doing what G-d has planned for you to do.  I pray for protection, perserverance and joy to surround your soul everyday…march on!

“When we understand our calling, it is not only true, but beautiful—and it should be
exciting.
It is hard to understand how an orthodox, evangelical, Bible-believing Christian can fail to be excited.
The answers in the realm of the intellect should make us overwhelmingly
excited.
But more than this, we are returned to a personal relationship with a God who is there.
If we are unexcited Christians, we should go back and see what is wrong.”

Francis Schaeffer

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Thank you to the following websites:

http://www.christianworldviewofhistoryandculture.com/francisschaefferquotes (great selection of quotes)

http://www.worldwide-classroom.com/courses/info/cc578/  (free online college courses)

http://francisschaefferstudies.org/francis-schaeffer-studies/index.php (very thorough site under construction)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Schaeffer (good ole wikipedia…It cannot be used in academia but it steers an inquiring mind to new sources)